UNIZIK Denies Imposition Claims for Next Vice Chancellor

UNIZIK management refutes allegations of imposition regarding the next Vice Chancellor, asserting adherence to due process with oversight from the Federal Ministry of Education.

UNIZIK Denies Imposition Claims for Next Vice Chancellor

The Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK), Prof Charles Esimone, refutes allegations of plans to impose the next acting Vice Chancellor, clarifying that the Federal Ministry of Education will oversee the appointment in accordance with university laws.

Dr. Emmanuel Ojukwu, the Special Adviser on Public Relations and Special Duties to the Vice Chancellor, rebutted recent media reports alleging plans for an imposition in early June, labeling them as baseless. Ojukwu emphasized that the outgoing VC lacks the authority to unilaterally install an acting Vice Chancellor, asserting that the decision lies with the Federal Ministry of Education, pending the reconstitution of the Governing Council.

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Prof. Esimone's primary focus remains on addressing the university's challenges and ensuring a seamless transition. He expresses readiness to cooperate with the appointed Acting Vice Chancellor to uphold peace and unity within the institution.

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UNIZIK management's assertion of transparency and adherence to due process in the appointment of the next Vice Chancellor underscores its commitment to institutional integrity and unity.